As long as their specific plans are approved by the New York State Department of Health, Tompkins County schools will be allowed to reopen for in-person classes in the coming weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday morning, even as the coronavirus pandemic slows but continues in New York.
Cornell University issued its Student Behavioral Compact for all undergraduate, graduate and professional students for the 2020–2021 academic year in hopes of mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
Intercity bus travel service OurBus has announced a new deal program for Cornell University students who must quarantine when returning to Ithaca for the start of the fall semester.
Starting today, Cayuga Health officials announced that an appointment and advanced registration will be required to receive a COVID-19 test from the Mobile Sampling Center in the Ithaca Mall parking lot, where the vast majority of Tompkins County testing has taken place since the beginning o…
Take a walk through Collegetown on any random summer evening and you’ll quickly spot noticeable changes to the usual scene: barren streets, OPEN store signs turned to CLOSED. Nowadays, the streets are quiet, cast in a lonely neon, but for a few weeks between the hours of 9 p.m. and 1 a.m., t…
Tompkins County Public Library will make computer terminals available for community members who still need to complete their 2020 U.S. Census form starting Aug. 11, the county announced on Tuesday.
As Cornell University moves ahead with its plan to have a mix of in-person and virtual instruction in the Fall, a survey conducted by several graduate and professional students found that the majority of their peers were concerned about their “personal health and safety as a student and memb…
The series of Truth and Justice rallies held on Sundays over the last 10 weeks in downtown Ithaca has been a rare example of successful persistence by organizers and attendees, both of whom have faithfully shown up over that time period to call for defunding the Ithaca Police Department, dem…
As August begins, there are now 26 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County, according to the Tompkins County Health Department. That include two new cases that were found via positive tests today, while four more people have also recovered.
New Roots Charter School has announced its reopening plan for this fall, stating it will bring students back in a hybrid format.
Cornell University revealed a change in plans Thursday night which will impact the turn-out for a greater number of its students who intended to return to Ithaca this coming Fall.
Tompkins County will receive $306,837 from New York State to support COVID-19 contact tracing efforts by the county's Health Department and preparing for the upcoming influenza season.
An Enfield home invasion went awry for three area suspects over the weekend, two of whom were shot by the homeowner after he found them in his home.
Update: The suspect in Saturday's stabbing in the Hanshaw Village Trailer Park has been identified and charged.
The Tompkins County Health Department's daily numbers show that there are now 31 active coronavirus cases in the county, after a day of no positive cases and one recovery.
In an effort to proactively document the overall tumult of 2020, the History Center in Tompkins County has entered a new era of collection in which the center initiates donation calls in the midst of historic moments as opposed to waiting for the moments to conclude.
Update, July 28: Cayuga Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation appears to have contained the coronavirus at its facility, as widespread testing has shown no more positive cases of COVID-19, according to Director of Marketing and Resident Relations Kevin Dean.
A specific social gathering earlier this month was responsible for nine positive COVID-19 cases in the past week, the Tompkins County Health Department announced on Monday.
A raccoon anonymously left at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals on July 23 around midnight in the City of Ithaca.